With Dr. Steven Stec as his dad, dentistry has always been a part of Dr. CJ’s life! Growing up, he spent a lot of time in the dental office, and he would even help clean the rooms and windows during school breaks. However, it wasn’t until college that he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. During his undergraduate years, he got involved with an organization called Mission of Mercy, which provides free dental care to those in need. The experience was genuinely life-changing, and he knew after volunteering that he had found his true calling.
After studying at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Dr. CJ earned his dental doctorate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Since then, he has pursued advanced training on everything from implant dentistry and Invisalign to cosmetic dentistry. Plus, he has maintained active memberships with the American Dental Association as well as other professional organizations.As for his life outside of dentistry, Dr. CJ has a wife and three kids at home! He loves spending as much time as he can with his loved ones, and his hobbies include hunting, golfing, and traveling.
Dr. Stines is another one of our talented and experienced dentists near Wood River. Although he didn’t have an interest in dentistry growing up, that changed when a family friend invited him to spend a week at his practice. This is when Dr. Stines saw first-hand that he could combine technology and science together while working with his hands and changing lives for the better. Then and there, he knew he had found what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
As for his studies, Dr. Stines graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University before attending the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. The next step was to join the United States Air Force. He completed a one-year residency program at Offutt Air Force Base and then became the Chief of Clinical Dentistry at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, KS. At this time, he learned more about IV sedation, root canals, tooth extractions, and other advanced treatments.
At home, Dr. Stines has a wife and two boys, Holden and Carter. They love spending time outdoors, especially being on the water in the summer and hunting during the winter.
Dr. Steven opened his practice roughly 40 years ago, and he’s been honored to help so many of his friends and neighbors achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. His journey to becoming a top-rated dentist near Wood River began at the University of Nebraska. From there, he studied at the UNMC College of Dentistry, which is where he earned his dental doctorate. Forever pursuing advanced training, he has completed continuing education with world-renowned institutions like the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. To this day, he is an active member of the International College of Dentists, the Nebraska Dental Association, and the American Dental Association as well.
Dr. Steven and his wife, Beckie, have three adult children and six grandchildren. In addition to spending time with his family, some of his favorite things to do are golf and travel!
My son absolutely LOVES the care and attention he gets every visit. And all the “extras” like a warm blanket! Such amazing staff. From the front desk to the assistants and the hygienists!! All the docs are great too! Way to go team!!
Whether you’re overdue for your routine checkup or want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, our team is ready to help you! We’re happy to offer comprehensive services to ensure we can meet all your oral health needs in one convenient location. Our practice is only 20 minutes away from Wood River! You can find us near Golden Age Village, past the intersection of N Darr Ave and W Faidley Ave. If you can’t locate us, don’t hesitate to reach out for personal assistance.